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Doctor of Ministry Focus Groups

Learn from experienced religious leaders in United’s mentor-based Doctor of Ministry program. Your mentor will lead your focus group through an area of ministry relevant to the church today. You will receive feedback, academic guidance and support in your ministry from your mentor and peers during your time in the DMin program.

Search the list of mentors and groups below to find a group that supports your area of study and ministry goals.

Focus Group offerings are subject to change. Please contact the Doctor of Ministry office at any time to request assistance to identify an appropriate group for your specific area of interest.

OUR MENTORS

Portrait of Dr. Jorge Acevedo

Co-Mentor

Spiritual Leadership for Church Renewal

Dr. Michael Beck

Co-Mentor

Fresh Expressions and the Future Church

Portrait of Frank Billman

Mentor

Supernatural Ministry

Portrait of Dr. Brenda Braam

Co-Mentor

Prophetic Preaching and Praxis

Co-Mentor

Engaging and Growing Congregations through Creative Pastoral Preaching and Leadership Models

Portrait of Dr. K. Edwin Bryant

Mentor

Culture Shifters™: Marketplace Ministry for Christian Leaders Culture Shifters

Co-Mentor

Innovative Leadership: Building Leaders and Congregations for Effective Change

Portrait of Bishop Young Jin Cho

Co-Mentor

Bishop Cho Scholars: Cross-Cultural Ministry & Spiritual Leadership

Portrait of Dr. Anita Coleman

Co-Mentor

Pastoral Care and Counseling

Portrait of Dr. Leroy Cothran

Mentor

Gardner C. Taylor Scholars: Prophetic Leadership – Social Justice and Political Action

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Kenneth Cummings

Co-Mentor

Prophetic Preaching and Praxis

Photo of Dr. William Curtis

Co-Mentor

Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations

Portrait of Bishop Dwayne Debnam

Mentor

Surviving Dispensations: Reimagining Ministry in a Post-Pandemic Era

Portrait of Dr. Jacques Denkins

Co-Mentor

Building Bridges Out of Crises Moments for the Church and Community

Photo of Mark Deymaz

Mentor

Disruptive Church Leadership

Portrait of Dr. Ian Dunn

Mentor

Randy Clark Scholars: Presenting the Gospel as Jesus Intended-In Love, Authority and Signs and Wonders

Portrait of Dr. D. Anthony Everett

Mentor

Prophetic Activism – From the Cross to the Community

Portrait of Dr. Lee Edward Fields, Jr.

Mentor

Preaching and Leadership Development for the 21st Century

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Larry Frank

Co-Mentor

Spiritual Leadership for Church Renewal

Portrait of Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr.

Co-Mentor

Engaging and Growing Congregations through Creative Pastoral Preaching and Leadership Models

Portrait of Rev. Dr. James Henry Harris

Co-Mentor

Getting in Front of the Text: Creating a New World Through Black Preaching

Portrait of Bishop Donald Hilliard

Co-Mentor

Builders and Bridgers: Transformational Approaches to Pastoral Leadership, Prophetic Preaching, and Spiritual Formation.

Portrait of Dr. C. Anthony Hunt

Mentor

Enacting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Beloved Community

Portrait of Dr. Sheila Johnson Hunt

Mentor

A Generational Approach for Today’s Urban Ministry in the Next Normal

Co-Mentor

Preaching & Leadership to Small and Mid-size Congregations

Photo of Justus Hunter

Co-Mentor

Living the Historic Faith: Christian Wisdom for Today’s Church

Portrait of Dr. Charles Jackson

Co-Mentor

Innovative Leadership: Building Leaders and Congregations for Effective Change

Portrait of Dr. Embra Jackson

Co-Mentor

Spiritual Pastoral Leadership Development

Portrait of REV. DR. SEOK JAE JEON

Mentor

Missional Church and Education for Korean Ministries

Portrait of Dr. SueLee Jin

Mentor

Unity Prayer Movement for Spiritual Awakening and Revival

Portrait of DR. CHRISTOPHER M. JONES​

Co-Mentor

Builders and Bridgers: Transformational Approaches to Pastoral Leadership, Prophetic Preaching, and Spiritual Formation.

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Young Bong Kim

Co-Mentor

Bishop Cho Scholars: Cross-Cultural Ministry & Spiritual Leadership

Portrait of Dr. Brian Law

Mentor

Open the Floodgates: Mobilize a Spiritual Movement

Portrait of Bishop Michael Lowry

Co-Mentor

Living the Historic Faith: Christian Wisdom for Today’s Church

Portrait of Dr. Sir Walter Lee Mack Jr.

Co-Mentor

Effective Leadership for Creative Ministry in the Post-Modern Church

Portrait of Dr. Jonathan McReynolds

Co-Mentor

Pastoral Care and Counseling

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Charlotte McSwine

Co-Mentor

Co-Mentor: Getting in Front of the Text: Creating a New World Through Black Preaching

Photo of Eliseo Mejia

Mentor

Third Culture Church Planting: Third Culture Spirit-Empowered Leadership for the 21st Century

Portrait of Dr. Herbert Miller

Co-Mentor

Effective Leadership for Creative Ministry in the Post-Modern Church

Portrait of Rev. Dr. David Nelson

Co-Mentor

Sadler Fellows: Embracing the Shift: 21st Century Leadership Development for Innovation and Transformation

Portrait of Dr. HiRho Park

Co-Mentor

Bishop Cho Scholars: Cross-Cultural Ministry & Spiritual Leadership

Portrait of Dr. George Parks

Co-Mentor

Preaching & Leadership to Small and Mid-size Congregations

Rosario Picardo

Co-Mentor

Fresh Expressions and the Future Church

Portrait of Dr. Philip Pointer

Co-Mentor

Engaging and Growing Congregations through Creative Pastoral Preaching and Leadership Models

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Vance Ross

Co-Mentor

Rooted: Anchored for Catalyzing Change

Portrait of Dr. J. Elvin Sadler

Co-Mentor

Sadler Fellows: Embracing the Shift: 21st Century Leadership Development for Innovation and Transformation

Portrait of Rev. Dr. Lillian Smith

Co-Mentor

Rooted: Anchored for Catalyzing Change

Portrait of Dr. Carl Solomon

Co-Mentor

Harold Hudson Scholars: Building Bridges for Church and Community Wholeness

Portrait of Bishop James Swanson

Co-Mentor

Spiritual Pastoral Leadership Development

Portrait of Dr. Kevin Sykes

Co-Mentor

Building Bridges Out of Crises Moments for the Church and Community

Portrait of Dr. Moses Taiwo

Mentor

Chaplaincy for All Ministries

Co-Mentor

Prophetic Preaching and Praxis

Portrait of Dr. David Watson

Co-Mentor

Living the Historic Faith: Christian Wisdom for Today’s Church

Portrait of Dr. Lance Watson

Co-Mentor

Strategic Leadership for Black Congregations

Photo of Bishop Lisa Weah

Co-Mentor

Harold Hudson Scholars: Building Bridges for Church and Community Wholeness

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